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Fig. 1 | Molecular Cancer

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From: COSMC knockdown mediated aberrant O-glycosylation promotes oncogenic properties in pancreatic cancer

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Expression of aberrant O-glycans in pancreatic cancer. a Biosynthesis of Tn antigen, sTn antigen and Core1 and 3 structures. Tn antigen is composed of an O-glycosidic linked N-acetylgalactosamine (GalNAc) to the –OH group of serine/threonine (S/T). Tn antigen is either processed by core 1 T-synthase (C1GalT1) and its chaperone (COSMC), which transfers a galactose (Gal) to GalNAc-serine/threonine to form the T antigen also referred as core 1 structure or processed by transfer of a N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) to form the core 3 structure. Tn antigen can also be modified by addition of a sialic acid (NeuAc). b Differential expression of Tn antigen in pancreatic carcinoma cell lines. Eight different PDAC cell lines were available for analysis. Western and Far-Western blot analysis of total cell lysates was performed using the Tn antigen specific antibody MA1-80055. Detection of HSC70 served as loading control. Jurkat cells were used as positive control for Tn antigen expression. c Expression of Tn antigen and aberrant O-glycans in COSMC knockdown cells. Western blot analysis showed a strong expression of aberrant O-glycans as well as Tn antigen in Panc-1 COSMC knockdown cells compared to control cells. Sialyl-Tn and Tn antibodies were used as well as lectins such as VVL (Vicia villosa lectin) and WFL (Wisteria floribunda lectin)

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